A man enters a sub and the submarine slowly descends as the crowd watches. Then, you see what is supposed to be an underwater scene. It's done using stop-motion, real fish and painted images. It must have been pretty cool back in 1907--but it looks pretty dated today. Then, things get weird. Starfish turn into dancing girls--yes, dancing girls! Sadly, the ship scares them off! But, at least the guy in the boat gets to see some mermaids--and leaves the boat (and seems to be breathing just... Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Adventure, Science Fiction
La Lune à un Mètre, 1898, 3m13s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 160-162 Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès (creator) Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1898 (France) Also Known As: Egy méterre a Hold Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France At over three minutes, The Astronomerâs Dream is three times longer than a typical early Georges Méliès' short, and has duly been given three entries in his Star Film catalogue (presumably this meant he could... Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Science Fiction
The Electric Hotel starring Segundo de Chomón and Julienne Mathieu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000516/ ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu, Comedy,...
"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy, Science Fiction
This is the same Trip To The Moon that you will find in three other places on the Archive, one of them mine. I realized after uploading that those versions went at the video speed of 30 frames per second. Those movies were originally projected at 18 frames per second. I went back to my editing program but the closest I could come to it was 20 fps. I thought I would have to replace the music, but slowing it down like that did something t it which is not unpleasant. enjoy. â ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Melies, sci-fi, science, moon, silent
The Lost World, 1925. Adapted from a book by A. Conan Doyle and directed by Harry O. Hoyt with a performance by Wallace Beery., this movie is specially interesting for special effects by Willis O'brien who later became famoâ us for his special effects in the original film of King Kong. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Science Fiction, sci-fi, prehistoreic, â sillents
Expressionistic and surprisingly accurate science fiction film from the silent age. We sea the solar system from the view of a flying saucer like vehicle of the future. Educational. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: educational, flying. saucer, classic, trip, planets, scifi, science fiction, silent, adventure,...